According to the new bill, non-Ugandans seeking Ugandan citizenship are required to prove residency of over 20 years in Uganda and a continuous presence in the country for the 24 months preceding their application. An applicant must also have knowledge of either English or Swahili.
The bill specifies government positions that a person holding dual citizenship is deemed unfit to hold. It also states that a person who holds dual citizenship is not qualified to run for the Ugandan presidency or operate a security office.
The bill allows for the maintenance of property rights acquired during the enjoyment of Ugandan citizenship, even after its loss. (Rules Set for Dual Citizens, THE NEW VISION, Aug. 18, 2008, available at http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/12/645159.)